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Unscripted #11 | Sh Sajid Umar & Social Media Dramas

Join us this week on a special Unscripted podcast with Sh Sajid Umar.

He talks about various topics including social media ills, celebrity and scholar isms, Instagram stars, pornography, Liverpool F.C, and much more.


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Unscripted #9 | Sh Dr Yasir Qadhi joins the Unscripted Podcast

Unscripted #10 | We join HT


About Shaykh Dr Sajid Umar

Sheikh Sajid Ahmed Umar initially pursued a first degree in IT. He went on to successfully open an IT business. Alongside his contemporary studies, Sheikh Sajid was a student of a Qur'an academy till the age of 18. Subsequently, he turned his attention towards Islamic Studies. He completed a 3-year University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences at Imaam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University, he later attained a Bachelors degree in Sharī'ah and thereafter a Masters degree in Judiciary (Qadha), with honours, from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma'had al-'āli li'l-Qa'dhā). He trained as a judge and successfully completed a thesis on the topic of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement (REPO) contract, as well as its rulings and permitted alternatives. He has now completed his PhD in the Higher Institute of Judiciary at Al-Imam University, and completed a thesis in relation to Shariah solutions in the area of Financial Risk Management. Sheikh Sajid has played an integral part in Islamic academic development worldwide. He has authored several articles and dissertations in both Arabic and English pertaining to the various Islamic Sciences; lectures at Knowledge International University; is the Director of Islamic Development for Mercy Mission World; lectures at AlKauthar Institute as well as heads the Institute's Board, among various other commendable endeavours.

One comment

  1. Julie Amal Rashid

    Maa’sha’Allah another interesting podcast.

    I liked what the Shaykh said regarding harm vs benefit, from a shari’ah point of view. In terms of social media, it’s obvious that the bad outweighs the good especially for young people. Seeking external validation from strangers on Instagram is highly unhealthy. Even the IG trends are not in accordance with Islam. False eyelashes Islamically come under the ruling of hair extensions, then the huge lips, that would come under the ruling of changing Allah’s creation, buttock inserts do you need a ruling?! I mean could it get anymore absurd?! But this is part and package of IG the whole “influencers” trend young girls want to look like Kim Kardashian etc.

    You can see Shaytans promise, I will make them change their very creation! And that is without the trend of gender fluidity……

    It’s crazy times and I do think you lead by example, you don’t want your kids on FB, don’t be on FB, same with other platforms. I remember Shaykh Jibaly saying his children grew up without a TV and would read instead, and when they got older they thanked him and said they realised they were much more well read/informed than other people their age. Same with social media, has to be controlled especially with young minds. And parents need to be on the ball constantly.

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